Berkshire County man wins $25,000 a Year for Life lottery prize

Berkshire County

Joseph Winchell (Massachusetts State Lottery)

DRURY, Mass. (WWLP) — A Drury resident is a winner in the Massachusetts Lottery’s “Lucky for Life” multi-state game. According to the Massachusetts Lottery, Joseph Winchell of the village of Drury in the town of Florida is the winner of a $25,000 a Year for Life prize.

Winchell won the multi-state Lucky for Life game, matching the first five numbers selected in the drawing that took place Saturday, November 6. He claimed the prize November 10, choosing the one-time payment of $390,000 before taxes. He said he plans on using some of the money on college tuition for his children, payments on his mortgage and vehicle.

Winchell told the Massachusetts State Lottery headquarters in Dorchester that he always chooses numbers 23 and 32, then randomly picks the remaining numbers. He bought his ticket at EZ Mart located at 232 Ashland Street in North Adams. The retailer will get a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

23-24-27-32-33
Lucky Ball 10

Lucky For Life winning numbers, NovEMBER 6

Lucky for Life is $2 a ticket to select five numbers between 1 and 48, and a lucky ball number between 1 and 18. The drawings are seven nights a week.

Win TypePrizeProbability
Match 5 + LB$7,000 a WEEK for LIFE! *1 in 30,821,472
Match 5$25,000 a YEAR for LIFE! *1 in 1,813,027
Match 4 + LB$5,000 *1 in 143,355
Match 4$2001 in 8,432
Match 3 + LB$1501 in 3,413
Match 3$201 in 200
Match 2 + LB$251 in 249
Match 2$31 in 14
Match 1 + LB$61 in 49
Match LB$41 in 32
(Massachusetts State Lottery)

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